http://www.dn.no/privatokonomi/article2167706.ece The World Wealth Report - by Capgemini and Merril Lynch - is a yearly survey of the worlds richest people. And lo an behold: Norway is the country with the highest ratio of dollar millionaires! The country with all the taxes, 25% VAT, an actual socialistic government for most the last decade, with all the government programs and all the fees - and a little oil I suppose. A dollar millionaire is defined here as someone who has 1 million USD in cash or "investable money". I.e. the value of houses and cars and such are not factored into it. In total, 85,300 Norwegians have an "investable" wealth of more than 1 million USD. Or 17 for each 1000 Norwegians. In comparison the USA has 10 per 1000 citisens, Japan has 14, Germany 11 and Denmark 8. Still, in sheer numbers, the USA is still leading, with 3.1 million people being dollar millionaires. Up by 230,000 since 2009. The number of dollar millionaires in China increased with 12%, up to 534,500 people. Globally the number of dollar millionaires grew with 8.3% to 10.9 million people by the end of 2010. In total, those 10.9 million people are worth about 42,700 billion dollars, or 40% of the total wealth in the world.